Zafar Butt expresses solidarity with martyrs’ families
Srinagar, February 24, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, a high-level delegation headed by APHC leader, and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM), Zafar Akbar Butt, visited Srinagar, Kulgam and Ganderbal areas and expressed solidarity with the families of the Kashmiris recently martyred by Indian troops.
Zafar Akbar Butt during the visit strongly condemned the atrocities being committed by the troops on innocent people of the occupied territory. He said that the unprecedented sacrifices rendered by the Kashmiri people for the Kashmir cause would not be allowed to go waste.
Describing martyred Kashmiri leaders, Muhammad Maqbool Butt and Muhammad Afzal Guru, as asset of Kashmiris, he demanded the handover of their mortal remains to their families for decent burial.
The APHC leader expressed grief and sorrow over the Kunan Poshpora incident where more than 50 women of the village were gang-raped by army personnel of 4-Rajputana Rifles in February 1991. He deplored that despite the passage of 22 years, the men in uniform involved in the heinous crime were yet to be brought to book.
Zafar Akbar Butt also denounced raids on the house of mujahid commander, Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar, and harassing of his family members especially the women by Indian troops and police personnel.
He appealed the world community and the international human rights organisations to take notice of Indian state terrorism in the occupied territory and put pressure on India to resolve the lingering dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.
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